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time from both sides of the aisle if he turns out to be president obama's pick for defense secretary. we will turn to editor mark murray. starbucks sending a message to d.c. how they are using the coffee cups to inspire lawmakers to strike a deal on the fiscal cliff. this is one of the things we thought you should know. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? [ male announcer ] learn more at isitlowt.com. [ laughs ] hey! . >> doctors say former president bush is showing a slight improvement after spending christmas in the hospital due to a fever. doctors are keeping a very careful eye on the 88-year-old who has been in the hos
defense cuts on the one side and deep cuts to domestic programs on the other side forces everybody to the table. it clearly turned out that in the wake of the election we had, the pressures in their districts, the threat of being primaried especially on the republican side meant that folks aren't willing to move as quickly and put themselves in this bind. i've talked to a senator just earlier today saying that the real fear is psychological impact. go over the cliff, deal with some of the technical problems of some of the tax issues, but still be left with a lack of confidence on the part of consumers and business and investors and really the threat that they worry about. >> can i make another point. michael is saying from a nonpartisan perspective this kind of threat in the governing process isn't working. and i'm saying from a more ideological perspective, it's bad and irresponsible to take people that make them a bargaining chip. i think the white house should say we take this sequestration cuts off the -- >> no cuts at snaul. >> but we agree there's things to be done. i have to
. the most fundamentally restructuring of defense spending in a generation or more. maybe that's worth resetting the baseline because let's face it. if they're in place and then we come back to negotiations, that's the reality. >> right. >> that's the new baseline. that may be a healthier place to start. >> i wish we didn't have to go through the pain to get there. >> rachel, what can we expect next from the president at this point? >> we can expect him to stick with what he said already which is what he wants something done before the new year. and he made clear that we're looking at a dramatically down scaled deal if we get one at all. he said he would like to see the bigger plan but right before going to hawaii he said he knows that's not going to happen. at this point, getting a deal at all. we are looking at just pushing back the sequester and maybe getting some of the middle class tax cuts the president campaigned on and in part won re-election on. we'll see what happens over the next few days. there is some political advantage to waiting to go off the fiscal cliff and coming bac
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